Turbo S door panels (at least for my year and color) are now NLA. As cars reach the age of 15, OEM parts fade fast and it's up to the aftermarket if it's worth it to them. Special editions get hit the earliest and the hardest.Well........humph.....what the hell. Germany must not be making "enough" profit from the platform. One has to wonder how long parts will be available for all of the NB models. The next few years should be interesting.
Costly, yes. But I now wish I had paid the $800 or so when I had the chance.I bought 2 for my old 2003 Beetle a year or so ago and it was hard finding them, not to mention costly. All the used ones I could find were also expensive and suffered from the same age related issues. Thought new was the way to go.
The panel is the part below the metal that contains the door handle that breaks too often. I may try one of the DIY fixes available but I would have to do it to the passenger door (which is not broken) so they would match.What are "door panels" anyway? Are these the metal door skins?